When it comes to mixing styles and establishing your own personal brand, Kelsey DiPrima (@kelsey_diprima) reigns supreme. She’s one of our favorite fashion and lifestyle bloggers, and we were thrilled when we found out that she’s also loving us! Between sharing her fabulous self with us on her blog and adventuring around Southern California with her pup, Piper, we caught up with her to hear more about what trends we can’t miss out on this summer, what her time at FIDM was like, and (we couldn’t help ourselves) what her top Bohemian Mama picks are.
Your personal style is amazing, have you considered becoming a stylist to others?
First of all, THANK YOU! BUT I do style others on the side! I worked at Nordstrom for seven years so it’s very easy for me to help others dress for their body type! I love helping people clear their closet and ease new trends into their wardrobe without scaring them! I’m also known for how honest I am, which is very honest when it comes to styling. You can’t be afraid to tell people what works for them, but more importantly, what doesn’t!
What trends are you loving right now?
Ahh, I am loving linen chic — a European summer has been on my mind… giant (straw) hats, straw bags, and loose neutral linens. Dreamy!
We see you attended FIDM, how do you translate your study of fashion into what you do now?
FIDM taught me SO many things! It taught me how to spot trends and know which are going to last and which won’t. Not only that, it lets me spot WHAT part of the trend will last and how big trends will transform into the following season. My major was merchandise product development, so it taught me the design side (which is where trend spotting comes in) along with the business side. I think a huge part of knowing how to run a business and market yourself has led to my early success in blogging! Along with the fact that this is what I was meant to be doing — I can feel that in my bones.
What or who are your major influences?
Europe and Australian fashion influence me A LOT. Some of my favorite online influencers consistently have been @sheamarie (she is fashion goals) and @laurajadestone — both of their style + beauty + aesthetic are constantly on my “oh yes” radar!
What are some of your top picks from BohemianMama.com?
Oh, that’s easy — can I put the entire website here? If I had to narrow it down, I’d say these 6 pieces: